Chromo post office location discussed


Nearly a dozen U.S. Postal Service (USPS) customers showed up for the meeting at the Chromo fire station last Thursday to discuss ideas and ask questions concerning a new location for the post office.

“It is our intention to bring in a modular,” USPS spokesman David Rupert explained in an email to SUN staff this week, “but we don’t have a location yet.”

In an Aug. 27 letter to the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners, Bobbi Hergenreter, a real estate specialist for the USPS, explained that the reason for holding the meeting was to discuss the need for relocating, identify the anticipated site of the relocation and describe the size of the new facility.

“We don’t have a location yet,” Rupert emphasized afterward. “At the meeting, we identified the need and reason for the move, outlined our proposals, and invited comments. Reasons for needing to relocate were discussed, there were a few questions regarding site size, utilities, etc.”

However, no official decisions were made.

The requirements and procedures for placing bids were available at the meeting, and if anyone is interested in doing the work, the bidding documents are still available at the current location of the Chromo post office.

Earlier this month, Rupert explained to SUN staff that the lease for the current post office location will expire at the end of October and the property owner has elected not to renew the lease.

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